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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Brave and The Bold Deluxe Action Figure - 2008

This is one of the "deluxe" figures in the new Brave and the Bold line from Mattel. Luckily for us Aqua-Fans, Aquaman is one of the handful of characters who got the deluxe treatment.

It seems that, out of the many characters the show has to choose from, Aquaman will be playing a fairly substantial role in the show, in terms of being a character who makes multiple appearances.

Not only is that cool in and of itself, but I'm assuming this enlarged role is in turn being reflected in the merchandising, so we get more than one Aquaman figure. Yay!

Like so many items I post here, this was found for me by F.O.A.M.er Russell Burbage, freeing me from having to hunt for it at my local Target. Thanks Russell!

sgToday's The Day! Yes, according to the
1976 DC Comics Calendar, today is Aquaman's birthday!

This was what I wrote last year for Arthur's birthday: "I hope Arthur, currently scattered amongst the world's oceans, is kicking back, taking a break, to prepare himself for a(fingers crossed) big return in 2008."

Well, unfortunately Aquaman didn't leap back into another solo book like I had hoped, but other than that he has had one of the best years of his checkered history--appearing in no less than four nationally-sold toy lines, being a regular in the monthly DC Super Friends book, as well as returning to TV as a recurring character on Brave and the Bold.

And thanks to that, he's now a big part of yet another toy line (see above!), so I'd say Arthur if off to a pretty good start.

Happy Birthday Aquaman!


Speaking of Aquaman in current comics, the what I call Mystery Aquaman makes yet another appearance in Final Crisis--the above shot of Aquaman taking on Ocean Master (and riding a seahorse steed, too!) is from FC #7, out this week!


Anonymous said...

Have Seen the Brave and the bold's new "Journey to the Center of the Bat!" Preview


Anonymous said...

"Like so many items I post here, this was found for me by F.O.A.M.er Russell Burbage, freeing me from having to hunt for it at my local Target."

I bought the Deluxe Aquaman figure AND a B:B&B Black Manta figure at our local Wal-Mart last weekend. They also a had a two-pack with Batman and Black Manta that I didn't buy.

Doug said...

Happy Birthday Aquaman!

How does one celebrate that? Seahorse shaped cake?

Wings1295 said...

Happy Birthday Aquaman! And what a great, fun post for his birthday - with his possible (probable?) return finally and all!

Thanks for all the great posts, rob!

Siskoid said...

Aquaman's back, but is he the star of a new Adventure Comics series?!?

Or is it to be the Legion?

Michael Jones said...

Happy Bathday, Arthur!

Siskoid said...

To answer my own question, Adventure will star the Legion.


The Irredeemable Shag said...

Wait just a minute... My dad's birthday is January 29th! And my dad was born in 1940. Aquaman first came on the scene in 1941.

You don't suppose my dad is Aquaman?!?!?!?

If so, does that make me Aquababy? I guess I better watch out for Black Manta!

The Irredeemable Shag